Turkey

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Description

A large gamebird native to North and Central America (Meleagris gallapavo and Meleagris ocellata). Turkeys have been hunted and domesticated for their meat. Their feathers have been used for decoration.

Synonyms and Related Terms

North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallapavo); Mexican ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata); (Dan.); Truthühner (Deut.); pavo común (Esp.); dinde (Fr.); gallopoula (Gr.); tamegol hodu (Heb.); kalkoen (Ned.); kalkun (Nor.); peru (Port.); shichimencho (Jap.); chilmyeonjo (Kor.); huoji (Chin.); hindi (Turk.)

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "turkey." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 20 Dec. 2004 .

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